Redbox Says It Will Get Its Own Warner Bros. DVDs From Now On

Unhappy with the Warner Bros. plan to keep its DVDs away from rental companies for 56 days after release, Redbox says it will no longer buy DVDs from the studio and instead get them through “alternative means.” [More]

Enjoy Your Last Weekend Of $1 Redbox Rentals

Enjoy Your Last Weekend Of $1 Redbox Rentals

The era of $1-per-night movie rentals was too sweet to last into November. Perhaps seeing some opportunity to up profits in the wake of Netflix’s bumbling, Redbox announced its nightly DVD rental rate will rise to $1.20 on Monday. For now, Blu-rays will stick at $1.50 and video games will remain $2 per night. [More]

I Don't Want Some Justin Bieber Fan's Redbox Receipts

I Don't Want Some Justin Bieber Fan's Redbox Receipts

Andrew has a common problem: he keeps getting someone else’s mail. Not in his paper mailbox, but someone else’s e-mail. A Justin Bieber fan in a different state entered his e-mail address when renting a DVD, and Andrew received the receipt. When he contacted Redbox to straighten out the mixup, their unhelpful solution was to block all e-mail receipts from Redbox. Yep, including his own. [More]

Redbox Will Launch $2 Game Rentals In June

Redbox Will Launch $2 Game Rentals In June

Finalizing a program it’s been testing for months, Redbox announced it’s making $2-per-night video game rentals available at more than 21,000 kiosks nationwide starting June 17. [More]

Amazon To Battle Netflix, Offer Unlimited Streaming To Prime Members

Amazon To Battle Netflix, Offer Unlimited Streaming To Prime Members

Nearly six months after the initial reports that it was working on a subscription video streaming service, Amazon announced today that it was joining the group of companies trying to unseat Netflix as the king of video streaming services by offering a “new benefit” to Amazon Prime members — unlimited video streaming from a library of 5,000 titles. [More]

Redbox Confirms Plans To Take On Netflix In Streaming Biz

Redbox Confirms Plans To Take On Netflix In Streaming Biz

Redbox wants to be the new Netflix, and the company is stepping into the realm of video streaming. [More]

Blockbuster To Waste $15-20 Million On TV Ads

Blockbuster To Waste $15-20 Million On TV Ads

Bankrupt relic of a bygone time, Blockbuster Video, announced plans yesterday to launch its first national TV ad campaign since 2007 and that they plan on somehow taking aim at Redbox and Netflix. [More]

Redbox Will Stream Movies Next Year

Redbox Will Stream Movies Next Year

Not content to beckon to you subliminally from its kiosks planted in heavily trafficked areas, Redbox’s corporate parent Coinstar announced it will launch a streaming service next year. Teaming with an unannounced partner, the instant rental service will go head to head with the Netflixes and Hulus of the world. [More]

Redbox Will Rent Games For $2

Redbox Will Rent Games For $2

In July, we reported on Redbox testing game rentals in select markets. And starting later this month, video game renters will be able to find their poison at even more Redbox kiosks. [More]

CVS Stores To Get Redbox Kiosks

CVS Stores To Get Redbox Kiosks

In an attempt to spread their retail footprint even further, Redbox has made a deal with pharmacy chain CVS to begin rolling out their video rental kiosks at stores across the country. [More]

Redbox Randomly Charges $1.25?

Redbox Randomly Charges $1.25?

Reader A. says Redbox randomly tried to charge him $1.25 for a $1 normal DVD rental. What’s up with that? [More]

Redbox Rolls Out Blu-ray Rentals Nationwide For $1.50 A Night

Redbox Rolls Out Blu-ray Rentals Nationwide For $1.50 A Night

After wavering between charging $1.50 and $2 a night for Blu-ray rentals during its test program, Redbox has decided to go with the cheaper price as it makes the high-definition discs available nationwide at 13,300 kiosks, with plans to nearly double that number by the fall. [More]

More People Getting DVDs From Library Than From Netflix Or Redbox

More People Getting DVDs From Library Than From Netflix Or Redbox

Why rent the cow when you can borrow the milk for free? That seems to be the mindset of many Americans, as a new study claims that more DVDs are borrowed from libraries each day than are rented via Netflix, Redbox or Blockbuster. [More]

Redbox Wants To Get Into Online DVD Rental & Streaming Biz

Redbox Wants To Get Into Online DVD Rental & Streaming Biz

While Redbox might be doing bang-up business with their 24,000 DVD rental kiosks around the country, the company knows how quickly you can go from the front of the pack to the rear (just ask Blockbuster). So in an attempt to compete with online rental and streaming service Netflix, Redbox’s president says it’s hatching a plan to expand its market to online users. [More]

Your Redbox Reservation Is A Sacred, Unbreakable Covenant

Your Redbox Reservation Is A Sacred, Unbreakable Covenant

We touched on this topic last week in a post about a broken Redbox machine, but reader Nick wants Consumerist readers to know something important about Redbox. Whether your local kiosk has been smashed in or you just plain change your mind, there is no power on earth that can cancel your reservation and give you a refund. None. [More]

Redbox Testing Game Rentals, Higher Prices

Redbox Testing Game Rentals, Higher Prices

As anyone who has followed the nosedive of Blockbuster knows, it’s dangerous for a company in the video business to be too staid. Thus, DVD kiosk company Redbox is dipping its toes into the video game market at the same time it’s also testing out higher price points in some areas. [More]

Paramount And Redbox Buddy Up Against Rental-Delaying Studios

Paramount And Redbox Buddy Up Against Rental-Delaying Studios

Paramount and Redbox hopped in bed together to assure renters that the studio’s home video offerings will be in the rental kiosks the same day they go on sale. The move pits the studio squarely against Warner Bros., Universal and 20th Century Fox, all who have 28-day embargoes on companies renting out their stuff. [More]

Blu-Ray Redbox Spotted In The Wild, Rental Costs $2 For First Day

Blu-Ray Redbox Spotted In The Wild, Rental Costs $2 For First Day

While Redbox says that they’re still figuring out price points for Blu-Ray discs in their movie kiosks, reader Dave discovered a box in the wild near San Francisco–clearly part of some test marketing effort. The price points are different from anything we’ve heard before. The machine offers Blu-Ray rentals for $2 for the first night, then $1 for each subsequent night. Yes, he sent pictures. [More]